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The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl (1991)

by Roald Dahl

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Containing all the stories from Roald Dahl's world-famous books - Over to You, Someone Like you, Kiss Kissand Switch Bitch- plus eight further tales of the unexpected, this is the definitive collection by one of the great masters of the short story. Macabre, unsettling and deliciously enjoyable, these stories make the perfect bedtime read - but be warned, once you've started reading you won't be able to stop . . .… (more)
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The man is a genius and everything he writes deserves to be read at some stage. ( )
  areadingmachine | Jul 6, 2015 |
I took me a long time to finish this book. I've read it over a couple of years, mainly during Christmas holidays, reading it one story at a time. Because I felt when I started it, that if I were to read them all at once, I would quickly stop enjoying it. Roald Dahl is indeed master of the 'twist in the tale', but after a while you start expecting a twist and you start searching for them. So for me reading them over a long period of time was better then reading them consecutively. ( )
  Moriquen | Jan 4, 2013 |
This long-awaited omnibus contains all the stories from Roald Dahl's world-famous books -- Over To You, Someone Like You, Kiss Kiss and Switch Bitch -- plus eight further tales of the unexpected.
  rajendran | Aug 21, 2008 |
Dahl is truly a master, and although, most people would count him as a raconteur of macabre and dark tales, I think he equally manages to touch you and warm your heart with his very human (albeit very odd) characters, from Mr Botibol, to the little Fingersmith. ( )
1 vote shanth | Jul 13, 2008 |
The art of short story writing is considered to be a a sharpening of the knife exercise by writers and nobody is sharper at the twist in the tale as Roald Dahl. Scary, funny, odd but always coming to an unexpected conclusion - Bravo ( )
1 vote thanesh | Apr 13, 2008 |
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An omnibus volume containing "Kiss, Kiss", "Over to You", "Switch Bitch", "Someone Like You", and eight further tales of the unexpected.

"The Collected Stories of Roald Dahl" was also published as "The Complete Tales of the Unexpected and Other Stories".  But do not combine with "Completely Unexpected Tales" which is a similarly named but distinct collection with a different set of stories.
This entry has mismatched title ("The Complete Tales of the Unexpected") and ISBN (for "Completely Unexpected Tales" which is a different collection of stories).
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Containing all the stories from Roald Dahl's world-famous books - Over to You, Someone Like you, Kiss Kissand Switch Bitch- plus eight further tales of the unexpected, this is the definitive collection by one of the great masters of the short story. Macabre, unsettling and deliciously enjoyable, these stories make the perfect bedtime read - but be warned, once you've started reading you won't be able to stop . . .

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